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Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Oct 12, 2019
Oct 20, 2019
Full Time


This position is being filled under an Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA).

This position is part of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
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As a PROGRAM MANAGER (OPERATIONAL EVALUATIONS) at the GS-0340-13 some of your typical work assignments may include:

Manages the Operational Evaluation (OE) program, and is thus responsible for planning, programming, budgeting, and directing OE programs comprised of storage and production facilities that include safety and security enhancements, dismantlement or conversion operations.

Conducts OEs to determine whether equipment and capabilities provided to partner country counterparts are accounted for, used for intended purposes, and maintained and sustained properly.

Develops and implements program-wide plans, acquisition baselines and strategies for OE assessments to include:- Lead or support tasks to adjust the OE program or processes based on initiatives or priorities
- Lead or support acquisition or contracting tasks (such as definition of requirements, estimation of level of effort, drafting of statement of work, identification of deliverables, etc.)
- Prepare and present briefings to CTR Program and DTRA leadership and other stakeholders to share OE plans, status, and progress- Address technical, administrative, and logistical elements before the assessment begins
- Develop and/or coordinate a plan of action that identifies objectives, methodologies, resources, daily schedule, actions/milestones, etc. and implement the plan of action
- Identify logistical support needs, submit required data in the travel planning system to ensure support needs are addressed, and monitor approval of the trip and related clearances
- Establish realistic program/portfolio-wide and individual project goals, metrics and priorities; and provides timely execution and post-execution program results- Coordinate required de-briefings
- Coordinate the drafting and editing of findings reports and other reports or summaries
- Brief CTR Program leadership and other stakeholders on assessment findings, conclusions, and recommendations

Depending on the nature and scope of the work to be assessed and the number of countries, projects, stakeholders, and sites involved. Project site visits can include:
- Meet with senior stakeholder leadership, facility managers, equipment operators, and other personnel to review the use and maintenance of the capabilities provided
- Tour stakeholder facilities where CTR projects provided assistance (laboratories, operations centers, command posts, training centers, workshops, warehouses, remote sensor or communications sites, etc.) to observe the use and maintenance of facilities and equipment provided
- Observe table-top exercises, field exercises, and other exercises and operational demonstrations or simulations or tests that show the use of equipment or capabilities provided under regular or simulated operational conditions

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Occasional Travel
  • Work Schedule: Full-time
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
  • PCS: Not Authorized
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance.
  • Travel in the performance of temporary assignments may be required up to 25% of duty time.
  • Must consent to and pass pre-employment drug testing and be subject to periodic random drug testing thereafter.


You may qualify at the GS 13 , if you fulfill the following qualifications:

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service as listed below:
  • Preparing program, project plans, acquisition baselines, acquisition strategies, and funding plans.
  • Evaluating usefulness of property to mission needs
  • Confirming customers' needs
  • Recommending property utilization and accountability
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

Additional information

Other Notes:

Medical inoculations are recommended for entry into certain geographic areas that have known disease prevalence for which U.S. citizens are not routinely inoculated. Some locations will require the inoculations if the incumbent is present in country for greater than 30 days. The incumbent is encouraged to receive appropriate inoculations in most cases; however, when in country for greater than 30 days, the incumbent may be required to receive them.

This is an Acquisition Workforce position in the Program Management career field. The incumbent is required to become certified, Level II in the applicable career field within 24 months, unless a position requirements waiver is approved to extend the 24 months. The incumbent must obtain a minimum of 80 continuous learning points (CLPs) for every two-year CLP period.

This position DOES NOT meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:

All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information:

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

We will review your resume and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified below, required for this position.

  • Communication
  • Project/Program Management
  • Quality Assurance

Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Your application (resume and supporting documentation) will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required as listed on the announcement under qualification requirements.

Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.

For information on entitlement see

Military Spouse Preference: If you are entitled to military spouse preference, in order to receive this preference you must choose the spousal eligibility in your application package referencing MSP Military Spouse Preference. Your preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are claiming military spouse preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed below preference eligible veteran candidates and above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. To claim Military Spouse Preference (MSP) please complete the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist , save the document and attach it to your application package.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc).

Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

The following documents are REQUIRED
1. Your resume:
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e.," HRS per week and month/year" or "HRS per week and month/year to present").
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
2. Veteran's Documents
  • If applying using veteran's preference or under a Veteran's hiring authority you must submit the following documents:
  • DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.

If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference, you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable information to verify: you reside within the commuting area of your sponsor's permanent duty station (PDS); proof of marriage to the active duty sponsor, proof of military member's active duty status, and other documentation required by the vacancy announcement to which you are applying; and must meet all pre-employment criteria and be eligible for immediate noncompetitive appointment to a position in the competitive service. Documentation required: Marriage Certificate or License, Signed Self-Certification Checklist, Veterans' Preference documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if applicable), Transcripts (if applicable). Additional documentation required if previously held a federal position: SF-50s (e.g., LWOP, highest grade held, overseas appointments, etc.), SF-75 Information, and documentation of performance rating of record (dated within the last 12 months)

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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